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The RHS Allotment Handbook: The Expert Guide for Every Fruit and Veg Grower (Royal Horticultural Society Handbooks) Hardcover – 1 Mar 2010

4.7 out of 5 stars 103 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; 01 edition (1 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845335392
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845335397
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 3 x 25.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

The RHS expert guide to growing fruit, vegetables and flowers on an allotment or equivalent plot, exploring best practice growing advice, allotment life and its numerous benefits.

About the Author

The RHS is the UK's leading authority on gardening, a charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. The RHS has published numerous titles with Mitchell Beazley, including Grow your own Veg, Grow your own Fruit, the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques and RHS New Gardening

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This is a fantastic book, especially for the price. If you're interested in growing food I'd highly recommend it because it walks you though step by step what you need to do, what tools you'll need, when you should plant things (month by month), when things will harvest, how you get ready for future years, what the best things to grow are (even a guide about what's easy to grow but expensive to buy for example), etc.

Also, it's a big book - because of the low price I assumed that it would be quite small, but it's A4 size and it's over 200 pages long.

A very nice book overall, I'd be lost without it now!
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Friend Is very happy with this. She keeps telling me about the little fun facts in it and how much she has learnt from it. Can't wait to see the results from her first year at the allotment
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Informative and able to make notes in the book. My raised beds are going to look good this summer. Great price too.
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brilliant book, well laid it full of great hints and tips for the beginner
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Lovely read,just what I was looking for.good delivery service.
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Really good book for a novice allotment owner like myself
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By CAB on 14 April 2017
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Bought as a gift and they are very pleased with it.
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By Sue H VINE VOICE on 29 Mar. 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book for any one considering getting an allotment. As can be seen from the browse able pages the is a broad list of contents. Consideration is given to why grow your own and practical aspects such as what to start growing for quck easy results with young children. The sections on fruit, veg, herbs are clearly laid out with tips- `if only I'd known'. Consideration is given to which crops are easy to grow and expensive to buy or not available in the shops .e.g. chard The text is modern considering for example if chitting potatoes (letting them grow eyes) does increase the crop of all types or not. There is even a small section on livestock bees and chickens. The down side of the book is that in ~200 pages with a coverage of every topic nothing is covered in much detail. There is little on pests and diseases- however the Dr D.G Hessayon book is good on this topic and if you dwell too much on this area you'll never grow any thing e.g. brassicas (cabbage family) lime the soil to make it less hospitable to club root, put collars around the neck of the plant to stop another pest laying its eggs, net the crop to keep off cabbage white butterfly which will eat your crop and poo all over it in summer. (pay £40 to net a medium sized bed with fine mesh, aluminium frame...keep it on over winter to keep the pidgeons off, oh yes some brassica will be taking ground space for the best part of a year.) This is not recommended for those who have had an allotment or grown fruit and veg for several years. There are some excellent photos and after 15 mins browsing the pages I can't wait for the rain to stop so I can get outside and start planting. Vegetable and Herb Expert
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